Health and Safety fans who have made such a fuss since the Bianchi accident in Suzuka, you can read in the news today that at least 39 people have just been killed while hiking in Nepal, because there were snow storms and avalanches that were not expected. An avalanche in April on Mount Everest also killed 16 sherpas. This is terribly sad, FIFTY-FIVE lives lost, but I don’t hear anyone crying scandal or looking for someone to blame. Those involved knew the risks. Surely you have to ask why were these people not protected?
What exactly is the difference between taking risks on a race track and trekking in a dangerous place?